Thursday, 10 April 2008

Something different to look at!

Wow, I haven't updated this blog for SO long!! You must be so bored of seeing my 'new homes needed' post - I know I am!! (Thanks for all your lovely comments about the pendants, I was really pleased!) Apologies for being so rubbish with this blog, I've had loads of work to do lately that I can't post on here for copyright reasons, but hopefully I'll be able to give you at least a sneaky peak soon ;) In the meantime I thought I'd post a couple of sketches just to get something different on here! The first is a little sketch from my moleskine that I plan to do something with soon. I've only recently discovered Moleskines. I've always felt a bit daunted by the 'glowing' white pages of a new sketchbook! But Moleskines are great because they're so small and inviting! The second sketch is a rough (and little bit crumpled!!) drawing for a painting that I'm working on now called 'The Memory'. I'll post the finished piece as soon as it's done. I'd love to keep that little bit of sketchy 'freeness' from the rough drawings in the final paintings, but it all gets really tight and detailed! I love loose, free, expressive sketches and paintings, and I used to fight against the tightness of my painted work and try to loosen things up but it always ended in disaster!! I've realised now that what you admire in other people's work isn't always what you're destined to create yourself!

7 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

Leanne, I love the new sketches and look forward to seeing them in their next phase. Have a happy Thursday....

Victorian Lady said...

Wow...so beautiful! I love the bird in her head :)
Mere

Amy Short said...

I LOVE them! You really do have a softness about your work which I adore! Brilliant! I love seeing sketches and watching them come to life.
:o)
Amy

lucky said...

Hi!

So happy to see a new post from you!
I love these sketches!

thanks for the comment and
have a great day!

Denise

FRAN said...

Beautiful work as eva!...Love your sketches!...That painting is gonna be luuurevely!

Candace Trew Camling said...

I totally agree. I love looseness, but when it comes to MY illustrations...not so much!
These are cute, I can't wait to see them finished

Ms Dragonfly said...

your work is amazing!! wow! it's just so beautiful!